What is MS?
MS stands for multiple sclerosis. This disease starts when the insulating covers of nerves cells receive damage due to inflammation. The damage interrupts or distorts nerve signals travelling through the body. The person dealing with this disease can start having mobility problems. As the disease progresses or recurs, the amount of damage will get worse. In time, some MS patients become immobile and using a wheelchair due to the damage sustained.
As you can see, both ALS and MS can severely affect a person's mobility. When that person can no longer move themselves from wheelchair to seat or vice versa, family members or nursing staff may have to step in to help. A safe, easy to use lift and transfer vest can protect your loved ones as well as you.
How Is Mobility Limited From MS?
Trying to move an immobile person from one place to another without help is not a safe thing to do. Back injuries are quite common in the nursing and healthcare profession. The top reason nurses sustain these back injuries is because they tried to move an immobile person without help. Family members trying to do the same can experience similar injuries.
If you are trying to help a person with ALS or MS, you likely need assistance from a second person. However, a safer solution is to use a personal, portable lift and transfer vest. A transfer vest, such as the Smart Lift Vest, is specifically designed so that one person can safely move an immobile person from one position to another. It might be moving from a wheelchair to another seat or the bed. It might be moving that person in and out of a vehicle. It might be even helping that person up from the floor after a fall.
If you think you can use a lift and transfer vest to help your loved one, take a look at the Smart Lift Vest. It offers a snug, comfortable fit for the person being lifted. The sturdy handles are the perfect way to grasp and lift. If you have a loved one who needs assistance, or an immobile patient, contact Smart Lift today to learn more about our top-of-the-line, award-winning lift and transfer vest.